AFTER stealing the hearts of the nation during their uplifting performance of the number one single ‘Sing’ with Gary Barlow at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the famous African Children’s Choir are bound for Ballymena as part of their UK tour.
The Choir are currently delighting Irish audiences with their energetic performances, and will be visiting Ballymena on October 24 before travelling to Scotland and then on to England later this year.
The 38th African Children’s Choir comprises of 17 children from Uganda, whose smiles have recently been lighting up North America.
Music for Life, the official fundraising charity of The African Children’s Choir, work in seven African countries, and have educated over 52,000 children as well as impacting the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programmes during its 28 year history.
The African Children’s Choir travels the world, acting as the ambassador for Africa’s most vulnerable children, raising much needed awareness as they go. Funds raised contribute to the continued development and support of the Music for Life programmes that help educate some of the continent’s most in-need children, providing them with better opportunities; creating ChangeMakers for the future of Africa.
The choir has attracted fans from all over the World, including some celebrity admirers.
Talking about the choir, International superstar Annie Lennox said: “I first encountered the African Children’s Choir as they were heading towards the stage to perform for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign. Since then I’ve come to appreciate more and more, just how uniquely special they are.”
The concerts reflect the energy, beauty, dignity and unlimited ability of these incredible children through song, music and dance.
Many of the choir children have lost one or both parents to poverty or disease. The performances are both uplifting and humbling and are an opportunity to experience the vitality of the youth from this challenged continent.
Venue dates and booking details can be found at www.africanchildrenschoir.org.uk